Twists and turns as a clever policeman investigates the death of an abusive businessman who has recently divorced his wife and taken custody of their only child, by revealing her past as a porn star. LAURA LOHNER is his prime suspect in a web of S&M games filled with prostitutes and high class hookers. There’s one problem: Laura has the perfect motive…but she also has the perfect alibi.
When FRANK LOHNER is found shot dead execution style, with six bullets to his body and an unconscious (and drugged) beautiful prostitute at his side, DETECTIVE ADAMS suspects Laura Lohner and sets out to question STAR, the young prostitute about her connections to Laura. As he delves deeper into the suspicious connections between the two women, the detective sets a trap to catch Laura in the act of pulling strings. He convinces Star she too is a victim, even though Laura has been the only one to protect her from her vicious ex-boyfriend SID…who coincidentally acted with Laura back in the day.
As Detective Adams closes in on Laura, he is convinced he can get her to confess, and save Star from her obsession with the manipulative Laura.
But who is playing whom? And who is the real victim?
Benjamin Haad is a 30-year old native New Yorker. He drives a cab in post 9/11 New York City in order to support his obsession for acting, in spite of his Muslim parents’ demand for him to get a real job, get married and get a “life”. But Ben has no time for love and certainly no desire to look for it. He’s headed for Hollywood and nothing’s going to get in his way. Enter Helen Clark, 28, beautiful, smart, and an aspiring photographer irresistible and their relationship rapidly blossoms into something wonderful. Chaos ensues when we discover that Ben is under investigation by the F.B.I. who believes that he may be part of a terrorist sleeper cell that is planning an attack on the citizens of New York. Ben leads a confused group of agents on a merry chase through the streets of dumb shmuck trying to land a role in a Tom Cruise movie. Ben and Helen’s relationship comes to an abrupt HALT when Helen’s father, a high-ranking retired General, warns her of Ben’s clandestine activities and spirits her away to a secret hiding place leaving the two lovers heart-broken. Helen questions the evidence, which seems irrefutable - or is it? Is Ben a terrorist, a cab driver or just another wannabe actor who cant see past his own cue cards. All is revealed in the final, frenetic surprise ending.
UNIVERSAL BABE is a groundbreaking documentary about the baseball legend Babe Ruth. The film uncovers little known facts about the Babe's social consciousness and battle with major league baseball throughout his career.
A meta drama that takes an unfiltered look at a filmmaking team as they struggle to break down the doors of Hollywood. A cross between Clerks and Entourage, Ultra Low dives into the tough world of independent filmmaking like no film has.
Singer John Hemmer reunites with his band of showgirls from the famed Lou Walters Latin Quarter nightclub in New York City, and in doing so, finds renewed purpose.
A retired performer's memories as a singer are intertwined with facing the rigors and rewards of his past and present, as he discovers resilience along with way.
JOHN HEMMER & THE SHOWGIRLS takes a celebratory peek inside the unique golden age of live entertainment of mid-century America, while considering themes around hidden identities, vanishing histories, personal and shared legacies, and what role community plays in one's vitality as we grow older.
The famed Cyclone, Coney Island’s historic roller coaster, celebrates it’s 90th birthday this year. In our short documentary, we look at the popular Luna Park ride and its long history, as told through the eyes of the people who have helped operate her, and the frenzied fanatics who ride her day after day.
Brilliant and esteemed architect John Roebling is injured in a freak accident just as construction begins on his greatest work, the Brooklyn Bridge, leaving the project in the untested hands of his son, Washington.
Greg is a builder of vintage motorcycles. Clean and sober, he's made a truce with the demons of his violent past. But now Tim, the son he abandoned long ago, is back from a prison term, bringing years of pain and resentment with him. Father and son are going to have to forgive one another or die trying.
Ernest, late 50s, is an intellectual womanizer who has everything; a dreamed family and exciting lovers. In order to keep everybody happy and his peace of mind, he strategically plans every move. The moment his son introduces his fiancée, the world of lust that he has methodically built, for years, collapses instantly.
Stand Down is a silent movie set to a new and searing rock and roll song of the same name. Billy Bob Thornton stars as a haunted ex-soldier who can no longer control the memories of war that beset his tormented mind; what we now call post traumatic stress disorder. It's the story of a man on a singular journey toward an ultimate confrontation with HIMSELF. The lyrics speak to the hearts and minds of soldiers across the globe, those peaceful warriors who know all too well that once they are forced to meet the challenges of violence and hatred, that they will never be the same, even in victory. For they will either carry that darkness for the rest of their lives or be swallowed by it altogether.
Set in the 1969 war between El Salvador and Honduras –better known as “The Soccer War”– an Honduran foot soldier finds a lonely survivor in a raided border town during a recon mission. Moved by mercy, the soldier takes him in and looks after him. Soon enough, the survivor’s presence draws empathy from the Honduran soldier and even from the enemy, who forget about war for an instant as soon as they see him.